Owls for Avery Cornhole Tournament Sept. 22 will raise funds for childhood cancer research

Folks are encouraged to sign up for a Cornhole Tournament on Sept. 22 at Stone Lake Beach that will raise money for child cancer research. The Owls for Avery Foundation Cornhole Tournament will begin at 2 p.m. at the beach.

Owls for Avery was established by the family and friends of a little girl named Avery, of LaPorte. From the Owls for Avery website (owlsforavery.org): “The goal of the Owls for Avery Foundation is to raise funds that will go directly to researchers – labs, scientists, doctors – who are studying childhood cancer. Hepatoblastoma is one of the more rare childhood cancers, affecting only about 100 children each year, therefore, receiving less clinical trials & funding. Our mission is to support the scientists who are studying Hepatoblastoma, and to help find a cure. The inspiration behind Owls for Avery Foundation is a little girl named Avery, who courageously and successfully fought cancer each day of her life from ages 2 to 4. Just after Avery’s 2nd birthday, she was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma during her 2-year well visit with her pediatrician. After 19 rounds of chemotherapy and 6 surgeries, she is now in remission. During her 2+ year battle, Avery and her parents met a lot of children and families who have also struggled with childhood cancer. One of the struggles is the lack of funding for childhood cancer research. Did you know that kids cancer is different than adults? Many of the chemotherapy drugs that were given to Avery (and a lot of other children) were intended for adults. In addition, the majority of these drugs are 30+ years old.”

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Grab a partner and sign up your team to play in the tournament. Can’t play or want to promote your business? Purchase a Hole Sponsorship for $100. All proceeds benefit the Owls for Avery Foundation. This is a family-friendly event and there is a playground for the kids onsite.

Pre-registration is $40/per team of 2 players. Register at: http://owlsforavery.org/event/cornhole-tournament.

Or register onside on the day of the event for $50/per team of 2 players.

For more information, visit http://owlsforavery.org/event/cornhole-tournament.

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